my good friend, the mayor of los angeles, antonio villaraigosa. [applause] >> ladies and gentleman, you just heard from a great leader here in at charlotte and i think the face of the new south. when i first came here a few months ago, this is my third visit to charlotte. what i saw, and what i have seen whenever i have been in the south, is that southern hospitality that you speak of. what i also saw was a great, a vibrant city. a green city. you know, i wish we had as many trees as you do. a great, a vibrant downtown. a great place to host this democratic convention. and so, thank you, mayor fox, for your leadership.